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Ambition is a musical exploration of three forgotten killer women from American history. Featuring a cutthroat palate of haunting vocals and live instrumentals, Ambition gives voice to a trio of dark, long-silenced stories.
Crystal Kellogg (Broadway's School of Rock, Finding Neverland) brings an eclectic night of pop, rock, country, and of course, musical theatre to the stage in her NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation concert, As You Wish... Accompanied by a full band and featuring some very special guests, Crystal celebrates her moments of triumph along with some fantastic mistakes that can only be achieved in the Big Apple. Creative team includes director Tom Wojtunik (Cloned!, Allegro) and Andrew Wheeler (Naked Boys Singing), who are both returning to the New York Musical Festival.
Dana Jacobson, a fortyish, single New Yorker, leaves her colorful family of origin and moves to Los Angeles to start one of her own. As she careens through the world of medically assisted fertility she is forced to ponder the question – What exactly constitutes a family? Dana finds herself at the mercy of the foster care system, the L.A. public schools, HMO's, and L.A. traffic. Dana's dream comes true in a way she hadn't envisioned. Ultimately, The Baby Project gives voice to the ever-changing face of the American family.
Maya is a 25-year old Mexican woman who illegally crosses the U.S. border to work with her sister Rosa cleaning Office Building 646 in downtown LA. Witnessing firsthand the corruption and abusive working conditions, Maya joins Sam from Justice for Janitors in an attempt to unionize the workers. Alliances are formed, backs are stabbed, and the sisters' relationship is brought to the brink. Inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach, Bread and Roses asks: must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity?
Pack up your duffle bags and head to Camp Rolling Hills for another wild summer of tune filled campfires, bunk beds, and treasure hunts (for missing underwear, that is!). From learning a new sport, to discovering a new talent, to finding their first love, these 12 tweens are off on an 8-week adventure that will forever change their lives. It doesn't matter if you are a nerd, a jock, a tomboy, or a girly-girl because true friendships are made when all the rules are broken. After all, there is a different definition of cool at Camp!
Children of Salt focuses on Raúl, an entrepreneur who infrequently returns home, avoiding people, and situations, which sent him packing twenty years prior. Upon learning of his estranged grandmother's illness, Raúl again returns home to the beach, in hopes of leaving as quickly as possible. The day brings a series of unexpected meetings, unleashing an array memories. Raúl must learn from these memories, and people, in order to accept his present and move into his future. Children of Salt is the timeless tale of love, loss and hope.
New-Pine-Cone-Scout Katie arrives during Cookie Season with the hopes of continuing her legacy as overachiever and perpetual do-gooder. Chaos ensues under the helm of Troop Leader Q'Diva as Katie, her wide-eyed new best friend Jenny, and the other adorably-sailor-tongued Scouts do whatever it takes to sell the most cookies…Whatever. It. Takes. Cookies is a side-splitting razor-sharp-witted musical comedy that will make you ask yourself: How far are you willing to go to do what's best – or be the best?
Crude is a musical romp through the world of big oil and high stakes PR, where solar start-ups and the press are pawns in a game of corporate intrigue. Will sexy PR dynamo Cassidy Sullivan succeed in steamrolling her CEO Dad and his oil giant, End-Run, Inc., into the Green Energy Business? Will she get her revenge on CFO Chad Cook when she discovers he's betrayed her in business and love? Will Cassidy find true love with the investigative journalist digging up the dirt on End-Run, Inc.?
Drought, desperation, and a prophet's promise of Paradise set a ragtag group of wayward souls on a Dust Bowl journey into the desert. When they arrive, their promised land is unlike anything they ever imagined, or anything they ever desired. Driven by a spirited band of actor-musicians and directed by Spring Awakening's Srda Vasiljevic, the new folk musical Dust Can't Kill Me asks what's worth fighting for when all you've got is dust.
59E59 Theaters' annual festival of shows from the United States heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Full festival line up to be announced.
"Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll" Aya was shaped by the eclectic community in the projects of New York City – Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, Communists! But Aya's father, an Egyptian-American world-traveler, remained a mystery, as did her Muslim family. In this solo musical, Aya enacts the world she came from and the family she went in search of. With a range of accents, voices, and zany characters, Aya's story deals with contemporary conflicts – identity, the culture war, Islamophobia, all while asking Eh Dah – what is this?!
The Musical Theatre Factory teams up with NYMF to present a one-night-only concert featuring celebrated MTF artists and special guests sharing work they've written and the musical idols that inspired it. MTF artists include Michael R. Jackson, Anna Jacobs, Sam Salmand, Zoe Sarnak, Zack Zadek, and more to be announced!
Message from the preacher: Hey y'all. It's me...Adamenses Huckster...your beloved and fearless Preacher. It's that time of year again! Time for our fifth annual benefit concert, revival, and pot luck dinner. If you think last year rocked...you ain't seen nothin' yet! You know we've got the best band in town. And we've got some killer new songs for you. Plus of course the always popular pot luck dinner. And a few other surprises up our sleeves as well!! So come on y'all. Come to the revival and get yourselves saved! You know you need it!
In conjunction with our production of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt we turn over our popular reading series to this master of modern drama.
Ibsen's works revolutionized the theater, introducing a new mode of dramatic expression that we now call Modernism. Witness the birth of this movement in these landmark plays. Witness the birth of this movement in four adaptations of Ibsen's greatest plays.
On September 5th, 2011, a boy appeared in Berlin claiming to have lived in the forest with his father for the past five years. He had no memory of his past – only that his name was Ray and he travelled to Berlin following the death of his father in the woods. What followed were nine months of speculation, police inquiry, and a global media frenzy, as the mystery of the Forest Boy slowly unravelled.
Joseph Cohen, a Jewish-German boxer, finds his 1936 Olympic ambitions crushed as the Nazi's rise to power. He soon learns that his toughest fight lies outside the ring, as he is separated from the woman he loves and their young son. Set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and the creation of Israel, The Gold is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the journey of self-discovery that each of us takes as we search for purpose in our lives.
- The world is enthralled as American debutante, Constance Nielsen, marries into one of Europe's ancient Royal Families. But when an impassioned affair with her music teacher sparks uproar, news of her tragic death turns her from living legend into timeless icon. 40 years later, a young man in search of his grandfather's past finds more than he's bargained for…
Set against the 2008 financial meltdown, we meet Prince, a classically trained dancer who dreams of becoming a rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a local open mic competition, Prince struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends and family. He falls hard for a girl named Stacy but his parents' prejudice threaten to tear them apart. Can Prince overcome his fears and troubled home life to achieve his Hip Hop dreams? It's a journey of Swagger, Survival, and the Search for Self.
East Cleveland, 1976. Jay is a charismatic slacker living above Paradise, the restaurant his father left him. But Jay has accumulated a trail of debt which includes Earlene Floyd, a local parking lot mogul, who wants to bulldoze Paradise and put up a parking lot. Jay enlists his old school gang of misfits with plans to raise cash by hustling across America - one game of Scrabble at a time. But old factions and Earlene's offensive to crush them threaten Paradise forever. Who will have the last word?
Kali and Simone are artists, sisters, and (lately) roommates. They live, work, and navigate their mother's chronic illness in close quarters and relative peace – until they meet Jo, a journalist wrestling with the cost of her recent assignment in Syria. As each sister becomes romantically and creatively entangled with Jo, all 3 women are forced to examine how they relate to their art, the world, and to one another. A Lasting Impression is a musical about love between artists, love between sisters, and the power of storytelling in all its forms.
Leonardo da Vinci's intimate sketches of Lisa derail both her marriage and his relationship with his boy lover and protégé, bringing both of their lives - and the city of Florence - to the brink of disaster! It's a true story of political intrigue, love and passion, with a host of comic characters and a lush, romantic score that finally answers that 500 year old question: "Who is she?"
Time-travel, dinos, and zombies, oh my! An expansion on the original concept album "Broken Bride" by alternative rock band Ludo, this is the epic tale of one man's time-traveling journey from the Beginning of Time to the End of Time, all to save his true love's life. Utilizing rock music from Ludo's entire discography, projections, dance, special effects, and puppetry, this rock opera has it all! So... how far would you go to save your true love?
Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth is part indie lecture series and part musical cabaret. The story follows famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his biggest fan girl through the Hayden Planetarium in the last 24 hours before the Earth is swallowed by a super-massive black hole.
Evan is determined to marry his girlfriend Charlie, but his father and brother don't want him to. Or his father doesn't think he can. Or his brother doesn't think he will. And his mother won't tell them otherwise. They're all so concerned with what autistic Evan might do, but he knows he is more than just his needs, and he's going to prove it. Newton's Cradle seamlessly integrates a fast-paced non-linear story with a hypnotic electronic score to create a musical unlike anything you've ever seen before: a melodic picture of a very special brain.
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
Nickel Mines interprets a 2006 Lancaster, PA, Amish schoolhouse shooting in which a lone gunman shot 10 girls, 5 fatally, before taking his own life. This unique work fuses movement, music, and text to explore multiple viewpoints of what the Amish call 'The Happening.' Making no judgments, imposing no morals, Nickel Mines is a living memorial to the young girls who lost their lives that day. It is also an entry point to a conversation on how violence, faith, forgiveness, and justice speak to and interact with one another.
High schooler Taylor's life is changed forever when she meets Emily, a fellow lesbian on a mission to literally rewrite her own story. But the two soon learn the path to a happy ending isn't easy, and it might even mean losing each other.
A man's nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general -- what a lot of nosesense!
Based on the absurd tale by Nikolai Gogol
Today, when the ultimate goal is to fit in, it's difficult to embrace the traits that set us apart. NYMF's Student Leadership Program invites you to Outliers, a concert that celebrates what's brilliant and bold, hilarious and even heartbreaking, in what makes us unique. Outliers is a night of original musical theater works that express the perspectives of those who break the mold.
In the fiercely competitive world of girls' soccer, how far would you go for your child? Play Like a Winner is a satire of the soccer mom world based upon the award-winning play, "All About the Kids" by Caytha Jentis. At curtain, Coach Nick lies dead on center stage, impaled by a corner flag, while a chorus of soccer players sings in his honor. Kathy, a soccer mom, steps forward to tell us the story of how all this began…
3 Weeks, 15 Short Plays, All Themed "Only In New York"
Week One – June 9-12:
Seasons of the N Train by Kate August
It Began Here by Patrick Blake
The Last Stop by Dan White
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please by Ali Hussain
Stiches by Natalie Lifson
Week Two – June 16-19
Strangers on the E by Ruthellen Cheney
Estimated Wait by Kati Frazier
Different Stops by Sean O'Shea
Philena, The Lover of Mankind by George Cameron Grant
Drama by Michelle Felice Hartley
A Bridge Story by Rayze Simonson
Week Three – June 23-26
The Bard of MacDougal Street by Anne V. Grob
F The MTA by Jonathan Rion Bethea
"Hell's" Kitchen by Frank D'Agostino
Tossed Salad by Fred Rohan-Vargas
Tourist Troubles by Allan Yashin
Davy is a lonely college junior who dives into storytelling and fantasy to escape a life weighed down by stress, family dysfunction, and a challenging roommate. When blindsided by an unexpected cancer diagnosis, paralyzed by fear and despair, Davy leaves her own disease untreated and unknown to everyone around her. She pours herself into the search for connection through the stories of others, in order to find her path through life or death decisions, learn how to tell her own story, and uncover the possibility for hope.
Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A Scythe of Time takes us to London, 1881, where the public can't get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine Signore Zenobia embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own. A bizarre tale of power and love, poetic justice and bloody revenge, A Scythe of Time shows us just how far one goes for fame and recognition in an absurd world.
Now counting 33 sold-out cycles, this raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights.
Leah seriously needs to get over her ex! At 20, Leah had a career in pop music and a huge hit song, but her record company didn't want her singing her own material and so she quit. She's now 36 and a successful divorce attorney. Between her experience with the music industry, her ex-boyfriend, and shepherding women through contentious divorces, she has become more and more suspicious of men. In case you haven't guessed it... she's single. But will she ever sing again? And will she love?
The award-winning composer of the Off-Broadway hit The Lightning Thief brings his brand of smart musical theater rock to NYMF for two special concerts only! Featuring special guest artists and Broadway friends, this will be a night to celebrate new projects, songs from Rokicki's upcoming album, Monstersongs, as well as old favorites.
In a time before time was important, there was an island full of music and magic, where pirates, natives, fairies and other mysterious folk lived, loved and fought together- until one young fairy and one young pirate crossed paths. When first mate James of the Jolly Roger meets the yearning, idealistic young fairy Tinkerbell, their star-crossed romance brings together the entire population of Neverland, from the mischievous Dream Weaver fairies to the mighty Natives, and even a colony of scavenging boys whose leader fell from the sky.
It's 1964 and the race is on. The prize? The moon! Touché is a mad mad mad mad musical farce inspired by mostly-true events. Post-Ike. Pre-miniskirt. A go-getting Madison Avenue adman is sent to Moscow to launch a new men's aftershave. Instead, he unwittingly reveals NASA's top secret Apollo Project. A world-famous movie star, a secretary with a heart of gold, a ballerina, a bitter shepherd, banjo-picking Marxists, Russian rocketeers, the CIA, the KGB, and a Soviet space dog mix it up to make this the musical comedy to end all musical comedies.
The Comic World is in a state of chaos. Joe, the artist who draws the politically savvy Ultimate Man! has lost control of his characters and himself. Ultimate Man, in a desperate attempt to save his beloved Cathy Cookie, confronts the cartoonist in the Real World, and is followed by Rex Ringer, a villain! Buffy, Joe's publisher, has her own twisted agenda, so Joe is faced with the dilemma of creating edgy art or embracing mass appeal in a corporate world. For Joe, worlds collide in this comic adventure.
From new playwright Rae Binstock comes Watch Me Burn: the story of Prometheus "Methe" Graham, a young black Harlem firefighter, who is determined to rely on herself and no one else. But as the heat rises, the stress of her mother's recent death, her teenage sister's rebellion, her captain's doubts, and her community's disapproval create a psychic holocaust that threatens to consume her from within. There are those—like Methe's next-door neighbor Sophia, who starts out friendly and ends up in bed, or her firehouse buddy Andre, who's not sure whether his loyalties lie with the job or with those he works beside—that try to penetrate her self-selected isolation. But when the time comes, it seems unlikely that they can spare her the revenge taken by the flames she has fought so hard to conquer.
Who Am I takes the viewer into a world where the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred, peaking into the lives of four distinct stories: A Guy & A Girl who share a secret, A Mother & Daughter looking for the truth, A Comic Book Artist and his character come alive, and a human being having a psychadelic conversation with God (Her)self. Join us as we make discoveries little by little about how all of these strangers are connected to one another, and as we're forced to ask: what's real, anyway?
Who Am I is benefiting The Audre Lorde Project: An organization dedicated to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color in the New York City area.
Love. Jealousy. Friendship. Betrayal. Sheep Shearing.
Dysfunctional Theatre is happy to announce their first ever Shakespeare production, this summer for three performances only!
The company will also be hosting open rehearsals on Governors Island as part of the Dysfunctional Collective's summer residency.
Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this concert has become such a staple of the Festival, that we've decided to do two separate line-ups to showcase even more talent this year! Featured artists include Lynn Ahrens, Amanda Green, Grace McLean, Georgia Stitt, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, and many more.